|New antiplatelet drug Kengreal approved by US FDA|
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kengreal (cangrelor), an intravenous antiplatelet drug that prevents formation of harmful blood clots in the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.
Heart Disease - U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA
|VirScan blood test can reveal viral history|
VirScan - a single blood test can now simultaneously test for more than 1,000 different strains of viruses that currently or have previously infected a person.
Health - Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
|50% Probiotics brand found contaminated with traces of gluten in USA|
Is my probiotic pack gluten-free? More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 of them (or 55%) had detectable gluten.
Celiac disease - Columbia University Medical Center, USA
|2 cups of coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence|
Two cups of coffee inhibits the growth of tumours and reduces the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with the drug tamoxifen revealed by researchers from Lund University.
Breast Cancer - Lund University, Sweden
|Autism not linked with MMR vaccine|
MMR vaccine is not found associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), revealed by researchers in a study in the JAMA, a theme issue on child health.
Autism - The JAMA Network Journals, USA
|A new antibody therapy shows promise in suppressing HIV infection|
In first human study, new antibody therapy shows promise in suppressing HIV infection. The new study, conducted in Michel Nussenzweig's Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, finds that administration of a potent antibody, called 3BNC117, can catch HIV off guard and reduce viral loads.
HIV - Rockefeller University, USA
|Middle aged active have low risk of sudden cardiac arrest|
Sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults, and older people can exercise without worrying about triggering a heart rhythm disturbance, revealed by American researchers.
Heart Disease - American Heart Association, USA
|Four eggs per week lowers type 2 diabetes risk|
Four eggs per week lowers type 2 diabetes risk revealed by researchers from University of Eastern Finland in a new study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, highlighting the benefit of egg consumption in controlling type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes - University of Eastern Finland, Finland
|Junk food consumed late in pregnancy more harmful to the child|
"Too much junk food consumed late in pregnancy for humans has the potential to be more harmful to the child than excess junk food early in the pregnancy," says Dr Jessica Gugusheff, post-doctoral researcher in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at University of Adelaide.
Pregnancy - University of Adelaide, Australia
|Provenge - Sipuleucel-T may have added benefit in prostate cancer|
Sipuleucel-T (trade name Provenge) has been approved since September 2014 for men with metastatic prostate cancer who have few or no symptoms and do not yet require chemotherapy. In the dossier assessment conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in January 2015, no added benefit could be derived for sipuleucel-T.
Prostate Cancer - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany